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Octapharma - Plasma Donation

Posted at 1:52 PM, Oct 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-11 13:52:43-04

Plasma is a golden colored liquid in the blood that carries antibodies, clotting factors and proteins throughout the body. Donating plasma provides a lifesaving gift to countless patients in need, but the charitable act rarely gets the recognition it deserves.

Plasma is equally important as whole blood donation for patient treatment, and amidst a shortage caused by the pandemic, demand is rising. Because plasma can only be sourced through human donation, educating the public and raising awareness about the donation process is key to saving lives.

Plasma is needed by patients to fight more than 300 life-threatening diseases and heal from traumatic injuries, and 1200 plasma donations are needed to treat one patient with hemophilia for one year.

Learn how you can help become a hero and where to donate here.